Usborne Publishing had popular programming books for kids in the eighties. Using the BASIC programming language, they would help kids learn the basics of computers and programming games for the Commodore 64, Vic-20, Sinclair Spectrum, and BBC Micro. They now made the books free to download as PDF from their site Usborne 1980s computer books. The publishing house still offers new coding books and other topics for kids, which is excellent. Interestingly, an open-source community is now helping convert the source code of such childhood memory books into the modern programming language Python. Converted books are at GitHub repo: beeware/yorkshire4